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Principal's Coffee

Join us at the Principal's Coffee to engage in dialog about th work taking place at Dana.

Once a month Principal Irwin meets informally with parents who want to chat about events, share comments, and ask questions related to Dana Middle School. The meetings follow an informal format where parents have an opportunity to obtain accurate information about questions and concerns.

Parents do not need to RSVP. We start at 8:00 a.m. in Room 103, which is across from the front office. Please sign in at the main desk.

2018-19 Principal's Coffee Schedule

  • September 6
  • November 1
  • January 10
  • March 7
  • May 2


November 2nd Discussion Article, Video and Discussion Protocol

Please download and read the article on "grit". Download and use the protocol grid to organize your thoughts while and after you read. Finally, follow the video link and watch the video. Come prepared to have a discussion about grit and mindsets.

Article:    Persistence and Grit

Video:     Angela Duckworth - Grit and Persistence

Protocol:  Disussion Chart - Print out the discussion chart. 

Protocol Instructions: Instructions for Protocol 

Additional Resources:  Mindset Kit for Parents